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Hortonworks' Hadoop now launches from Google Cloud Platform

Support for Hadoop includes the HDP distribution and connections to Google's other data-crunching services

Windows 10 and the mystery of the missing cloud

Azure, one of the strongest cards in Microsoft's hand, was absent from the Windows 10 preview event

One container technology does not fit all enterprises

This application-portability technology is hot for good reason, but its benefits aren't universal or guaranteed

Google supercharges cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

The company wants to offer a cheaper, faster alternative to RAM with its new solid state offering

Dropbox for Windows Phone hints at Microsoft's cross-platform future

The two companies are competing and collaborating on PC, tablet, and smartphone integration

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Azure Batch: A mash-up of PaaS and IaaS

As cloud services become more automated, the line between IaaS and PaaS continues to blur -- and large-scale cloud deployments get a whole lot easier

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10 things you should worry about in 2015

We live in an age of uncertainty, where old assumptions suddenly become open questions. Generalized anxiety is bad for you, though, so focus on these 10 points

IBM eyes more cloud acquisitions to find a path to growth

Future deals will focus on 'as a service' companies, IBM's CFO says

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Review: IBM Bluemix bulks up Cloud Foundry

IBM's full-featured PaaS wows with Watson and an amazing array of services, but many are not yet ready for prime time

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8 OpenStack solutions that claim to be fuss-free

Turnkey OpenStack solutions have their own spins on maintenance, management, and the dreaded upgrades

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Shifting privacy and ethics in data-land

Data governance requires a thorough understanding of both data origin and data purpose. The big data world makes this more difficult than ever, placing the onus on the business analyst to measure the impact of data usage on privacy...

IBM's newest reorg won't fix its cloud problem

Shuffling people around isn't the answer to adapting to a radically changing market in which IBM's strengths don't fit well

Understanding cloud storage models

The roles of instance, volume, and object storage in the modern, virtualized data center

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Thank the cloud for making big data and IoT possible

The ability to analyze massive amounts of data and to connect devices as the Internet of things became a reality when the cloud coalesced

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How to take advantage of Dropbox for Business APIs

Users love Dropbox, but until recently, it wasn't a great tool for business use. The new APIs added to Dropbox for Business last month changed all that

Cloud price wars give way to feature battles among Amazon, Microsoft, and Google

The IaaS cloud market is maturing past its early days of vendors competing on price to now providers competing on more advanced features to distinguish their platforms

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